"Discharged without discussion or involvement"
About: Dykebar Hospital / Mental Health Dykebar Hospital Mental Health PA2 7DE
Posted by clydesdale (as ),
At an emergency appointment due to a deterioration in my mental health a locum psychiatrist I had met only once for a routine appointment for 10 minute made the decision to discharge me from seeing a psychiatrist.
I had been under the care of a psychiatrist for over 20 years. He also said my diagnosis wasn't correct. In his opinion it was something else. Purely based on case notes, no assessment, no discussion with other staff who knew me.
There was no discussion with other staff involved in my care about discharging me either. I wasn't given a chance to air my point of view, concerns, his explanation was vague. His manner was rude.
I was shocked and upset and confused. I have always been involved in decisions about my treatment, care and support. To be told this is what's happening end of.